A coin into the Trevi Fountain helps somebody else in the city

A coin into the Trevi Fountain helps somebody else in the city

Social inclusion in cities

Make a wish, help somebody else.

It turns out that there’s an even better reason to toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain than just wishing for a return trip to Rome.

Since 2001 the gushing torrents of the Trevi Fountain are silenced and city workers sweep the coins from the fountain.

The Roman Catholic charity Caritas has been sorting and cleaning the daily loot from the fountain and keep it to fund more than a numeroues social programs in the city like food programs for disadvantaged children at schools, a low-cost supermarket for the needy and charitable dining for homeless. A total amount of around 1.5 million Euros is collected every year.

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